Reading Time: 2 minutes
April 25, 2013 — Life Chiropractic College West welcomes this week’s Wall Street Journal article on “The Best and Worst Jobs of 2013.” The Journal published the article from CareerCast.com which ranked 200 jobs from best to worst based on five criteria: physical demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook.
Chiropractic was ranked as the 11th best occupation in 2013, up from number 19 in 2012.
Life West President, Brian Kelly, DC, says: “To most chiropractors, this is not surprising. We know we have one of the best careers available by all benchmarks, including opportunities for financial success and the reward of helping others in profound and important ways. It is exciting for people looking for a rewarding career to see our profession continue to come to light in the public eye as an excellent career.”
The Wall Street Journal article echoes a 2012 Department of Labor report (bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/chiropractors.htm) that also supports the view that chiropractic is a rewarding career.
Kelly said, “This Wall Street Journal article builds on the 2012 US Department of Labor report, which stated the U.S. needs ‘28 percent more chiropractors by 2020.’”
“When we look at the current failing healthcare system, more and more people are seeking an approach to their family’s health that is safe, is affordable and produces great results. Chiropractic meets all those criteria. It is also a drug-free approach to health and appeals to people looking for a career that helps people and changes lives.”
Life Chiropractic College West, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, has seen a 20 percent increase in enrollment in the past 12 months.
Source: Life Chiropractic College West, lifewest.edu